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  1. Comment on Why are drink coasters flat? in ~design

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    Seems like it'd add a whole new dimension to production costs; insteas of just cutting circles from a sheet you're now also moulding / glueing something on the things. That might add a lot of...

    Seems like it'd add a whole new dimension to production costs; insteas of just cutting circles from a sheet you're now also moulding / glueing something on the things. That might add a lot of costs to the product.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on At ten thousand page views a month, Tildes emits the same amount of carbon as one tree absorbs in one year. in ~enviro

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    Note that the 10.000 views is a constant value for every site measured; you'd have to know the viewcounts to estimate a more accurate value. Reddit sure as hell has a huge multiple of that 10k.

    Note that the 10.000 views is a constant value for every site measured; you'd have to know the viewcounts to estimate a more accurate value. Reddit sure as hell has a huge multiple of that 10k.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    The traffic simulator craps out way too soon though. I was building a medium-sized city in a single tile. Reached the cap, cars just stopped moving and the whole city died. Pathing is horrible...

    The traffic simulator craps out way too soon though. I was building a medium-sized city in a single tile. Reached the cap, cars just stopped moving and the whole city died. Pathing is horrible too. Oh, and ambulances get stuck in traffic?

    SC4 didn't simulate every car individually, but had cars driving around which visually represented the traffic density on that road. I honestly don't think there's a need to simulate everything individually, since performance just takes too big of a hit.

  4. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Cities skylines is not a city simulator but a city builder. The simulation absolutely sucks. It's nice for building cool looking stuff, but it's still not a great simulator. There's still no...

    Cities skylines is not a city simulator but a city builder. The simulation absolutely sucks. It's nice for building cool looking stuff, but it's still not a great simulator.

    There's still no worthy successor to SC4 imo.

    10 votes
  5. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    EA has by far the best customer support out of all the companies l've required support from. They call you(so no phone costs), in my language, taking their time and making sure you get the help...

    EA has by far the best customer support out of all the companies l've required support from. They call you(so no phone costs), in my language, taking their time and making sure you get the help you need.

    Steam? Takes three weeks to get an answer sometimes, and it might just be a generic bot answer.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What are some games that exceed expectations? in ~games

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    Didn't it start as an online flash game?

    I would just say it looks browser-game good.

    Didn't it start as an online flash game?

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Concepts in music you’re easily impressed by? in ~music

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    Long songs. Where it's okay to repeat a riff a few times, move to the next, on and on. And generally "non-cliché"-riffs as well, not sure how to explain that but it's a big factor in deciding if l...

    Long songs. Where it's okay to repeat a riff a few times, move to the next, on and on. And generally "non-cliché"-riffs as well, not sure how to explain that but it's a big factor in deciding if l like a band or not. (more like: does it sound generic or original?)

    Also, knowing when to take a break or to stop. One of my favorite bands is Moonsorrow, a Finnish folk/blackened prog metal band. Long stretches of guitars, nearly no lead guitar, melancholic mood.

    Sometimes they fade out to forest/bird sounds, or an acoustic part. The part where they get back on track is usually one of the strongest feeling parts of their songs, probably just due to the contrast of quiet-loud.

    A good example:
    https://youtu.be/rkIRp_zCL3I

    From 7:30 to about 8:05.

    Oh and finally, good quality. l've found that Moonsorrow is one of very few metal bands with good production and mixing. On vinyl there's just so much depth to it. Frequencies you can't hear but only feel through the floor/objects around you. Good production always is a huge factor in whether l like things or not.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What are some good idle/incremental games? in ~games

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    Well, Universal Paperclips lasted a lot longer than expected. That took a good 8 hours of time, thanks.

    Well, Universal Paperclips lasted a lot longer than expected. That took a good 8 hours of time, thanks.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Having the flu, sleeping, and hoping the deafness wears off soon. :/ Aside from that, likely lots of 3D modelling practise; l want to learn vfx. Edit; It's interesting being deaf temporarily. I...

    Having the flu, sleeping, and hoping the deafness wears off soon. :/

    Aside from that, likely lots of 3D modelling practise; l want to learn vfx.

    Edit; It's interesting being deaf temporarily. I realize how much l rely on sound, like how it suddenly feels like my ear isn't there since the sound of touching it apparently majorly contributes to the feeling of touching it.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What's your screenshotting tool of choice, and why? in ~comp

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    I'm fully accustomed to alt+printscreen > press hotkey on mouse to open mspaint.exe and paste. Then I can just crop to what I need and probably paste it into put.re if I need an url or directly...

    I'm fully accustomed to alt+printscreen > press hotkey on mouse to open mspaint.exe and paste. Then I can just crop to what I need and probably paste it into put.re if I need an url or directly into discord.

    It might sound like unnecessary effort but it's actually pretty fast and easier to use than snip tool imo.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Terrible joke thread in ~talk

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    Thanks, l hate it. They're so overused, especially on reddit. Really does not help with being good jokes, hence why they fit this thread so nicely.

    Thanks, l hate it. They're so overused, especially on reddit. Really does not help with being good jokes, hence why they fit this thread so nicely.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Terrible joke thread in ~talk

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    Chemistry jokes. Absolutely hate them, especially this one: What do you do with a dead chemist? You barium (just reading this one pisses me off)

    Chemistry jokes. Absolutely hate them, especially this one:

    What do you do with a dead chemist? You barium

    (just reading this one pisses me off)

    7 votes
  13. Comment on What does your ideal life look like? in ~talk

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    More free time and more space for creating things. Also not chronically fatigued, probably.

    More free time and more space for creating things. Also not chronically fatigued, probably.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on Sonos's “recycle mode” intentionally bricks devices so they can't be reused in ~tech

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    People enable recycle mode by accident, after which it can't be undone. You can brick your brand new device by accident. It's a waste of resources. Why recycle electronics if they're only a few...

    People enable recycle mode by accident, after which it can't be undone. You can brick your brand new device by accident. It's a waste of resources.

    Why recycle electronics if they're only a few years old? Re-use should always be preferred over recycling, since it doesn't require any processing with potential byproducts/energy costs.

    13 votes
  15. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Lots of Opeth - most namely, Watershed and Blackwater Park. Fantastic albums, bordering melodeath and very proggy. l've been listening to Viikate since this morning, as l just received 4 LPs in...

    Lots of Opeth - most namely, Watershed and Blackwater Park. Fantastic albums, bordering melodeath and very proggy.

    l've been listening to Viikate since this morning, as l just received 4 LPs in the mail (Kuu Kaakon Yllä 10y anniversary and Noutajan Valssi).

    It's a very unusual musical style that's probably best described as Finnish melancholy + Finnish tango + metal. Bit Surf-ish too. Very melodic and warm sound.

    A few links:
    Viikate - Kerran

    Viikate - Pohjoista Viljaa

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Announcing the alpha release of Intergrid in ~comp

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    As someone who's had issues with Indigrid losing my file before, l'd really love some kind of save local function.

    As someone who's had issues with Indigrid losing my file before, l'd really love some kind of save local function.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the locations of hundreds of thousands in ~tech

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    Seems good to me, welcome!

    This is my first time actually making a post here (I usually just comment) so hopefully I got it all right!

    Seems good to me, welcome!

    11 votes
  18. Comment on How do you feel about safer kitchen knives? in ~food

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    Shouldn't we focus on the problem that is domestic violence, and not kitchen knives? You might just want to ban forks as well, those have sharp stabby tips too. Get rid of skillets too, for one...

    Shouldn't we focus on the problem that is domestic violence, and not kitchen knives? You might just want to ban forks as well, those have sharp stabby tips too. Get rid of skillets too, for one poor sod might bash his wife's head in with it.

    This feels like the wrong solution for the problem, basically.

    30 votes
  19. Comment on Preparation for the 2019ish Tildes Census 2: Electric Boogaloo in ~tildes

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    Well, let's just say l spent an awful long time tapping at the screenshot before realizing it was a screenshot.

    Well, let's just say l spent an awful long time tapping at the screenshot before realizing it was a screenshot.

    10 votes
  20. Comment on What are your thoughts on "gift giving" season; specifically getting unwanted junk gifts, especially in light of our environmental situation? in ~life

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    Over here it's slowly becoming OK to just gift money; it's already a thing between friends, less so between me and one generation up, but it's improving. It saves them the hassle having to find...

    Over here it's slowly becoming OK to just gift money; it's already a thing between friends, less so between me and one generation up, but it's improving. It saves them the hassle having to find the specific right item (which often ends up being precisely the wrong one).

    Sometimes we also do 'convenience gifts'; I go to the hardware store for a project of mine, forget to buy M6x40 bolts. Add M6x40 bolts to my list and get those. Only if gift giving date and "shit I forgot this at the store" are less than a week apart, of course.